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  • 3Com's Claflin eschews 'happy talk'

    Bruce Claflin thinks that unwarranted "happy talk" serves no good purpose, so instead of spinning a positive picture, the 3Com Corp. chief executive officer (CEO) laid it on the line Saturday at the annual Harvard Business School Cyberposium where he detailed the tough financial decisions he had to make in his first year at the helm.

  • GM locomotive unit puts ERP rollout back on track

    General Motors' locomotive unit encountered such severe problems during a rollout of SAP's R/3 applications last year that its spare parts business virtually ground to a halt, forcing GM to launch an emergency turnaround effort six months after the software went live.

  • MS and SpeechWorks team on voice-to-Web tools

    The effort to integrate speech recognition technology with Web-enabled applications for mobile phones and personal digital assistants got a boost last week with the announcement of an alliance between Microsoft and SpeechWorks.

  • Sydney scores IT finance forum

    More than 3500 finance and IT executives will arrive on Sydney's shores in 2006 to participate in a financial services convention expected to inject more than $41 million into the state's economy.

  • Sun gets serious about storage

    Determined to establish itself as a premier storage provider for the enterprise, Sun Microsystems this week simplified its storage software offering and rolled out improved storage hardware sharpened by technology licensed from Vicom Systems.

  • MSN Messenger flaw can disclose user data

    Microsoft confirmed Friday that its instant messaging programs MSN Messenger and the Windows Messenger included with the company's Windows XP operating system can allow users' names and e-mail addresses, as well as those of all their chat buddies, to be viewed. The issue was first mentioned in an alert posted to the Bugtraq security e-mail list on February 2.

  • Investor service ponders downgrading CA's credit rating

    Microsoft confirmed Friday that its instant messaging programs MSN Messenger and the Windows Messenger included with the company's Windows XP operating system can allow users' names and e-mail addresses, as well as those of all their chat buddies, to be viewed. The issue was first mentioned in an alert posted to the Bugtraq security e-mail list on February 2.

  • Sun runs with N1

    Sun Microsystems has found a name for its network virtualization strategy, and that name is N1, according to Greg Papadopoulos, the CTO for Sun.

  • UPS adds Asian languages to wireless

    United Parcel Service of America now offers a wireless package-tracking service with Korean, Chinese and Japanese character sets in key Asian markets, a move the company said not only boosts customer satisfaction but also provides it with considerable cost savings.

  • MS/DOJ - Microsoft wants Oracle forced to comply

    United Parcel Service of America now offers a wireless package-tracking service with Korean, Chinese and Japanese character sets in key Asian markets, a move the company said not only boosts customer satisfaction but also provides it with considerable cost savings.

  • MS/DOJ - Microsoft girds for fight with nonsettling states

    United Parcel Service of America now offers a wireless package-tracking service with Korean, Chinese and Japanese character sets in key Asian markets, a move the company said not only boosts customer satisfaction but also provides it with considerable cost savings.

  • Microsoft to launch development tool next week

    Microsoft next Wednesday will launch its long-awaited Visual Studio .Net development tool, which aims to make it easier for developers to build Web services and Web-based applications.

  • Users seek online security, shirk cumbersome passwords

    Security and ease are still the name of the game when it comes to online shopping, according to Jupiter Media Metrix, which released reports this week stating that while many users want increased authentication measures, they also want fewer cumbersome passwords.

  • eGain puts a face on self-service Web app

    CRM (customer relationship management) vendor eGain Communications on Monday plans to formally announce an improved version of its Assistant 5.0 Web self-service software, with an expanded ability to build knowledge bases.

  • Telnet flaw in Windows 2000 could mean denial of service

    If you don't succeed the first seven times, try, try (and try some more) again. That seems to be the lesson Friday as Microsoft acknowledged new vulnerabilities in the Telnet code included in Windows 2000, eight months after issuing a patch that fixed seven other security holes in Windows 2000's Telnet.

  • Vodafone, mmO2 join mobile antitheft fight

    U.K. mobile phone operators Vodafone Group and mmO2, a former division of British Telecommunications PLC (BT), gave way to pressure from the U.K. government on Friday and unveiled plans for combating the country's growing problem of mobile-phone thefts. The package of antitheft measures was quickly endorsed by the U.K. Home Office.

  • Websense, Sonicwall team on Net security

    Enterprise users will soon be able to buy a single product both to manage their employees' Internet usage and to operate a network firewall, thanks to a new company alliance.

  • Sun looks to Liberty for network identity solution

    Sun Microsystems plans to launch a series of network identity products in March designed to tackle business problems around digital identity, company officials said Thursday. The forthcoming solution, as well as other Sun and iPlanet technologies, will be built to leverage technology from the Sun-led identity effort of the Liberty Alliance Project, as it becomes available.

  • Toshiba, SanDisk develop 1G-bit flash memory

    Toshiba and its partner, SanDisk, have developed a flash memory chip that can hold up to 1G bits, enough for two minutes of moving images, Toshiba said Friday.

  • IBM deals up a card-size computer

    IBM Research has built a computer the size of a stack of index cards partially to find out how people will react when they can carry their PCs with them everywhere they go, said Ken Ocheltree, lead IBM research engineer on the Meta Pad project.

  • Technical considerations for mobility in the enterprise

    As enterprises have adapted to the innovations of mobile computing, it has become evident that technology itself is not the only thing that has changed in the IT landscape.

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